12 Dirtiest Car Detailing Tips You NEED To Know When Detailing Your Car!

12 Dirtiest Car Detailing Tips You NEED To Know When Detailing Your Car!

welcome back to Stauffer garage guys
today’s video is a special one because I’m gonna be sharing with you 12 Tips To Instantly Up Your Car Detailing Game that you need to know to make your car look amazing
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let’s roll right into the first tip so the first tip I have for you today is if
you have a pet and you have that stubborn dog cat whatever hair stuck
inside your seats in your carpet and you can never get it all out look at picking
up a Puma stone or a squeegee it’ll help you out tenfold with getting it all out
that much easier tip number two where eye protection gloves wear a respirator
wear protection I can’t say that enough wear protection guys because when you’re
detailing all of the different substances and the things that you can
touch that you’ve seen in my videos if you didn’t wear a hand protection all of
that’s gonna get absorbed into your skin and nobody wants that and heavens forbid
some of that splashes into your eyes and you breathe it in and just wear
protection that’s all I got to say tip number three when you’re cleaning your
windows definitely use two microfiber towels one to do the initial scrub the
second one to wipe off the streaks but never forget the top of your windows so
after you do the initial clean roll that window down just a little bit so that
way you can clean a top edge so that way the next time you roll that window down
you don’t look at that one spot and cry a little you don’t want to do that so
for tip number four I’m gonna be sharing with you guys the 303 touchless sealant
this stuff is one of those spray-on rinse off type sealants that definitely
makes your car shine but the best part is how easy it is to use all you got to
do is make sure when you’re washing your car get everything cleaned up get all
that dirt and grime off the car and then when you’re done instead of drying the
car off after you’ve rinsed off all the soap just leave a dripping wet lightly
spray on your touchless sealant from 303 and then rinse it off and then you just
go through your drying process that’s all it is – it literally is a game
changer for me especially when it comes to some of these details that I do you
want to get the job done fast if you guys know my videos I spend a lot of
time on the extraction and everything on the interior with some of these cars and
the exterior you just don’t have the time to spend waxing the car and
spending all this time on some of these high prep processes the best part is
about the 303 touches sealant is that last two times longer than wax
saves both time and money it can be used on clear coat plastics glass fiberglass
windshields wheels you name it anything on the exterior of your car can be
coated in this stuff the best part is water will literally beat off of every
surface that you spray it on and the whole entire outside of your car can be
coated in one single product and it goes on super super easy like I mentioned a
little goes a long way so one 16-ounce bottle could typically cover one to two
like pick-up truck SUV sized vehicles and then usually three to four cars in a
single bottle my recommendation from using it is definitely do one section at
a time so do like half of your hood lightly spray it on rinse it off and
then you can go on to the next section and that’s all there is to it the stuff
works incredibly well at bead and water as you guys can see in these shots here
on this Land Rover it turned out amazing and it gives it that really really deep
shine and we all know and love the deep wet shine that you can get from that
perfect wax or sealant and this product definitely gives you that and an
affordable price and saving you a ton of time in the process tip number five one
of the biggest questions I get is where did I get all of these different tools I
can’t afford these tools are so expensive for an extractor
yada-yada-yada and that is true they are expensive but
what I can recommend is go to like Facebook marketplace go to Craigslist go
buy used you can pick up some of these tools for nearly nothing compared to
what they cost new like the tiny little vacuum extractor thing that I used in
some of my videos early on I picked it up for 10 bucks used and you can do the
same thing for all your pressure washers your shop vacuums any tools that you see
in these videos you don’t have to necessarily buy new just remember that
used is okay just make sure it works before you leave and you’re good to go
specially if you’re a hobbyist you’re not going to use these tools every
single day like a commercial full time detailer would if you can buy used by
used save yourself some money and get the job done
tip number six this is something that you’ve never seen me do in my videos but
I’ve mentioned it before is sometimes you can’t get everything extracted from
the carpets the good news is there’s a lot of companies out there that make
OAM fit carpets that you can simply pull out and replace granted it’s a laborious
process it’s not too bad but it takes some time but if you truly had something
that you couldn’t get out or it was just so stinky and smelly you can replace
your carpets and actually an affordable price if you have carpets like roach
motel or goat motel like you’ve seen in some of my videos definitely consider
the replacement part of it instead of spending a ton of time extracting
especially if it’s that far gone tip number seven bust out those detailing
brushes pick up a set they definitely come in handy and definitely a tool that
I use in every single one of my videos whether it’s on the air vents the
different buttons or switches or the leather seats you name it detailing
brushes are definitely something I recommend adding to your arsenal as a
staple tool you use in your details tip number eight use a bristle brush or a
bristle brush attachment to your vacuum to get some of that dirt that’s stuck on
like your gas pedals or stuck on like the bolts or in the edges of the door
panels or along the seams where the carpet matches the door sill you have a
lot of dirt that can get stuck in those spots and if you have a brush while
you’re doing it initially it helps get that removed and that out of the vehicle
so that way you don’t have to do it later on
so for tip number nine use two bucket method which I’ve talked about before
the main goal is you’re trying to keep your dirty water after you’ve washed a
panel in one bucket before you don’t get in your fresh water so that way you
don’t possibly contaminate and scratch your paint tip number ten use the force
bus out that pressure washer and if you need to utilize it on your floor mats
because floor mats don’t have a ton of carpet or absorbable material so if you
have to blast it with your pressure washer to get that extra dirt out
initially before you use your drill brush or use your extractor use your
pressure washer it is definitely a tool that I recommend everybody have because
you can also use it when you wash your car in the exterior with a foam cannon
or just washing your car in general it’s a versatile tool and you can even use it
on your house afterwards that’s the best part about that tool in a carpet
extractor you can use it around your house especially if you have kids or
dogs or pets it’s definitely going to come in handy after you’ve cleaned your
interior of your car use an interior protectant that is a matte finish and I
say use a matte finish because some of the vinyl protectants that are greasy
and super shiny you have to worry about glare at night time reflecting and kind
of causing some vision issues and it gets sticky and a try
I prefer the matte-finish ones because it makes it look the most OEM and the
cleanest look and plus it just looks better in my opinion so maybe it’s
perception of which one you guys like the most but for me personally I would
rather not have a sticky oily dashboard and definitely don’t use olive oil I saw
that as a tip on a video once and don’t don’t use that get a specific vinyl
protectant spray especially one with a UV protectant that will keep your
interior from discoloring or cracking your power of smoke yes use the power of
steam I say that again use the power of steam because sometimes in certain cases
you have something that just won’t come out steam usually can get the job done
especially if you’re working around your door panels or you’re working in the
door frames that are really hard to get your tools into steam can usually get
the job done it can help get crayon off a plastic panels on your interior if you
have gum or anything at on your carpets or anything caked in your carpets that’s
solidified steam can loosen it up melts it essentially so that way you can wipe
it away very very easily and that is it guys that’s my 12 tips and tricks that I
have for detailing that I wanted to share with you guys today if you like
them let me know in the comments below which one was your absolute favorite and
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About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. I wish I could have a steamer also. It's hard for me to find a good affordable steamer here in the Philippines. I'm a Avid follower of your channel from Philippines.

  2. Love the “buy used” tip.

    I must say a big THANK YOU to you and your channel. I’d been bummed out for a while with my new detailing business, that I could t afford an extractor yet, but blew my mind when I saw you using that little green Bissell. I literally just went out and got one for $15, used.

    Now I can save up with the money this brings in, for a higher end extractor. Definitely earned a Subscriber!

  3. Good vid bro. very informative. I do apply your techniques here in the Philippines. 🙂 please add up more vids on exterior prepping/waxing etc. id like to see more. thanks. Goodjob as always James.

  4. As a student that details the parents car every now and again, I use the worst tools to get the job done (wireless home vacuum, bristle brushes, microfiber towels and APC) but using some of those tips I saw in previous video, my parents are always satisfied by my poor but honest work 😂

    Thanks man ! Keep it up ! ❤

  5. Love the videos man! Finally decided on washing the cars at home and practice detailing them. Your videos have been a great help!

  6. James please check out my channel u inspired me to make my own channel can u check it out and give me some tips please

  7. Thanks for these tips! I have 303 all purpose cleaner, 303 UV protectant, a horsehair brush, and drill attachments along with a Bissel SpotBot to clean my wife’s car! I still need to get those detailing brushes though…..

  8. What would you recommend to get marker off the ceiling? When we moved across the country, our daughter apparently colored on the ceiling of my car sometime in the 18 hour drive and we didn’t notice, until after. 🤦🏼‍♀️

  9. You forgot Air Compressor!
    They come pretty cheap and is a good tool to have while vaccuming or just all around the house and the vehicle 🙂

  10. So I normally watch your videos on silent to relax before bed and today I had the sound on. This whole time I thought your name was pronounced St-oh-fer like the lasagna. My whole life is a lie 😭

  11. I have a teacher that just purchased a steamer. I had a chance to use it and it is amazing! I’ll even be able to use it on my truck as I have some interesting stains on my headliner. Great video!

  12. I love that I always learn something new from each video and have my husband watching your videos and he wants some of the tools you use for Christmas. 😁❤️

  13. Love the videos! Maybe some more exterior details? I don’t know if you get a lot of snow/slush where you are, but maybe a video on tips to remove salt stains from black/dark carpeting?

  14. I bought the Lily brush for dog hair removal after your last video and it is AMAZING! I have tried so many things and this has been the first that actually works

  15. In addition to using all these methods as a professional detailer, a small air compressor helps immensely to blow dirt out of crevices, vents, seat tracks, between seats and consoles, works best after apc is sprayed, brushed, and excess wiped away. Light usage of magic erasers works well on steering wheels, vinyl, and some molded color plastics.
    Excellent videos, keeps me motivated sometimes while working on nasty rigs by watching them!!

  16. Also don't forget that if you are commercially detailing to wear heavy duty work/gardening gloves because there's a possibility of needles in cars!

  17. I'm a huge fan of yours. Me and my husband watch your videos all the time . There is a channel called detail geek who has really copied a lot of your videos including your thumbnails. We almost got his videos confused with yours because his thumbnails were just like yours. Sad. We love sharing your channel! And my husband was very inspired by your videos to do this on the side for a side job.

  18. So do you actually like that 303 product? How long or on how many cars have you tested? I'm usually wary of youtube sponsors.

  19. Dear James.
    Can you give us any links to a good site where they sell used extractors like your small one or other tools. I cant find any good one …

  20. Hey stauffer garage I don’t know if you have seen this YouTube channel, it’s called the detail geek and his video format is almost exactly like yours and I just thought that was interesting

  21. It drives me insane if someone uses a shine your dashboard product. Driving along and all you can see in the windscreen is a shiny reflection of the dash. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.

  22. Your first tip can be completed with just the rubber gloves should the objective be to remove just dog hair. The static from the rubber while doing the rubbing motion on the carpet will pick up the dog hair. Very good trick if your in a pinch.

  23. About plastic dressings: those shiny/greasy ones, at least in hot enviroments (I live in Brazil), they tend to stick to the glass when they evaporate. You should imagine how good that is when it rains.

  24. When cleaning things like crayon or melted candy from cup holders and such, you show using steam and a microfiber towel. Do you wash those towels (and if so, how?) and reuse them, or do you consider them throw aways? I imagine that stuff would be difficult to get out…

  25. Had my car detailed last week. They put my floor mats in the trunk and when I pulled them out at home they were dripping. Also the windows were filmy the next day and will have to clean them again. Not happy. That place needs to see your videos. The guy was so darn proud of how shiny the tires were. That was not my focus.

  26. I'm a big proponent of using a steam cleaner because it cleans, disinfects and eases the cleaning process without abrasive materials.

  27. I thought everyone who sees this comment under his channel should see this … As you open your eyes to another bright morning. Make sure you carry love in your heart and see things as necessary as they are because we sometimes stress ourselves on unnecessary things. Have a bless day everyone

  28. Stauffer what do you think about using water-less cleaners such as Resolve powder cleaner + carpet brush on floor mats? I recently cleaned my floor mats with this method and while it was a little more labor intensive than the drill brush and an extractor, it was more accessible to do since I don't yet have those other equipment.

  29. Great tips. I especially like the tip about using your pressure washer to get your floor mats clean. I personally use this a great deal of the time when I am cleaning super-dirty floor mats. If you don't get them clean using this method, you can still give them a chance to dry and then use your favorite cleaner to do some spot treatments to get out those stubborn stains.

  30. i wish i had the energy to keep my car clean, i do clean it but i let it get filthy again and thats when the laziness sets in and it begins to stay filthy for quite a while before i end up cleaning it

  31. We don’t have a garage and our car sits out all the time. I want to really protect from the winter getting ready to set in! With that said how do I get all the bugs off the front of the car first? Products you like best for that?

  32. I want to know the product that you use too clean the details
    Im from morocco and i want to start this job can i have some helps
    Tnks man peace

  33. I’m a MUA, I come on YouTube to watch makeup/hair videos… IDK how I ended up here, but now I’m addicted 😩😩😩🤦🏽‍♀️😂

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